Electric two-wheelers might burst any time soon. Here, by bursting we mean they’ll be selling like hot cakes in the future. Why is that you may ask? Well, to start with the two-wheelers are way cheaper than electric cars. Also, they can have good charge time to range ratio.
In the times to come, these timings are subjected to decrease and the range will sure see an increment. Both factors make the electric two-wheelers worth buying. But the current scenario says something different as there aren’t many electric two-wheelers here in India. So, here are the 10 electric two-wheelers we would want on domestic roads.
Harley Davidson Livewire
Back in 2019 the American motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson launched a least anticipated motorcycle the Livewire. It was unpredictable from Harley as they are known for making big and bulky gas guzzler motorcycles, which are really fun to cruise on the highways.
Motor 78kW Battery 15.5kWh Power 105hp Range 235kms Top-Speed 152kmph Charging Time (0-100%) 12 hours
Harley Davidson Livewire surely is one of the well-engineered electric motorcycles. Talking about the powertrain, it gets a 78kW motor that produces approximately 105hp. Also, it gets a 15.5kWh battery that offers a range of about 235kms depending upon the driving style.
Honda PCX Electric
An electric scooter is one of the best vehicles to have when travelling intercity. One such scooter we would like to see here is the Honda PCX Electric. Okay, I agree that the scooter is not good in terms of power and speed but it more than makes up for in terms of comfort. This makes the Honda PCX Electric one of the good inter-city commuter. Also, the tag scooter gives this two-wheeler the ability to get groceries.
Motor 4.2kW Battery 4.2kWh Power 5.7hp Range 42kms Top-Speed 96kmph Charging Time (Wall Charger)
(0-100%) 3 hours
Powering the Honda is a 4.2kW motor that produces 5.7hp and about 18Nm of peak torque. Also, this scooter gets a 4.2kWh battery that offers a range of about 42 kms. The range may vary depending on how the rider rides it. The scooter can also attain a maximum speed of 96kmph.
A scooter we might expect to come to our shores is the Vespa Elettrica. Well, Vespa is a scooter brand known to design some really beautiful scooters. Their scooters shout the perfect blend of retro and futuristic looks. The same is the case with the Vespa Elettrica as it gets the traditional ‘Vespa’ design scheme.
Motor 3.5kW Battery 3.95kWh Power 5.3hp Range 100kms Top-Speed 70kmph Charging Time (Wall Charger)
(0-100%) 4 hours
On paper, Vespa Elettrica offers some mouth-watering specs, sure this is considering its rivals. A 3.5kW motors powers the scooter that produces a whopping 200Nm of torque (Mind it, the torque is on the wheels). Powering this gem motor is a 3.95kWh battery that can manage to take the scooter for a ride of about 100kms. Of course, it depends on how you ride this scooter.
What if we say that there exists an electric motorcycle that offers as much fun as the KTM Duke 390 if not more? You guessed it right, Zero SR is the one that being an electric motorcycle delivers as much fun as some really good naked bikes. This is possible because of its equipment including its powertrain.
Motor 52kW Battery 14.4kWh Power 70hp Range 288kms Top-Speed 163kmph Charging Time (Wall Charger)
(0-100%) 9 hours
Let’s talk numbers. The motor generated about 52kW of power and the torque stands at 157Nm at the wheels. The motorcycle can also attain a maximum speed of 163kmph and can sustain a constant speed of about 153kmph.
If all you want in a cruiser motorcycle, the Brutus V9 could be just right for you. This motorcycle offers the perfect low slung comfortable seating position with a range of whooping 450kms. Sure, the motorcycle will be a lot expensive if it comes to our shores, but on long journeys, it can be a really good companion.
Motor 65kW Battery 8.8kWh Power 88hp Range 450kms Top-Speed 185kmph Charging Time (Wall Charger)
Powering the motorcycle is a 65kw motor that propels the bike to a max speed of 185kmph. Also, holing a huge amount of charge is an 18.8kWh or a 33.7kWh battery.
Damon Hypersport Premier
There exists a motorcycle that is capable of reaching a top speed of above 300kmph. Surely the motorcycle is one of its kind. Also, the bike comes with a radical design with a superpower motor and a battery that offers 300+ kms range. Besides, the motorcycle is a head turner and one can have a low of fun out there on the race track.
Motor 200hp Battery 20kWh Range 300+kms Top-Speed 321kmph Charging Time (Wall Charger)
(0-90%) 15 hours
Talking about the powerhouse, the motor is a 200hp motor that allows the bike to rocket from 0-100kmph in under 3 seconds. A 20kWh battery gives the bike a really good range in the city. But I wonder who will be using this beast to commute.
Another electric track machine is the Lightning LS-218. This motorcycle is one of the motorcycles from the Lightning’s lineup. Like the Damon, Lightning LS-218 is one of the worlds fastest electric motorcycle. Talking about the looks, the bike very much looks like a track-focused motorcycle that can blow your mind with a twist of your right hand.
Motor 200hp Battery 12kWh Range 150+kms Top-Speed 300+kmph Charging Time (Wall Charger)
(0-100%) 2 hours (Fast Charge)
The Lightning LS-218 comes powered by a 200hp motor coupled with a 12kWh battery (15kWh and 20kWh are an option) offers the bike to go for a maximum distance of 190kms. Also, the LS-218 takes about 120mins to charge from 0-100%.
The name says it call, Cake Kalk is one of the sweet little motorcycles in the list. Skimming from the top, this is a cycle with a battery and a motor. Ps. You cannot paddle this bike. The robust and industrial design says it all that is built to last. Also, on paper, this bike is good enough considering its weight.
Motor 10kW Battery 2.6kWh Power 13hp Range 140kms Top-Speed 88kmph Charging Time (Wall Charger)
(0-100%) 2.5 hours
Talking about numbers, a tiny 2.6kWh battery powers an equally tiny 10kW motor. Both combines allow this robust bike to run for a whopping 140kms. Also, this depends on how you drive the bike.
Another two-wheeler here to scheme retro is the Tarform. Well, just to make myself clear Tarform is the name of the company and the motorcycle. Along with the retro appeal, it also looks futuristic with some exposed components like the suspension. Additionally, because of its equipment, this bike can be a really good city companion.
Motor 41kW Battery 10kWh Range 144kms Top-Speed 152kmph Charging Time (Wall Charger)
(0-80%) 50 minutes (Fast Charge)
Powering this motorcycle is a heavy 41kW motor which is powered by a 10kWh battery. Both of the components offer a combined range of 144kms. Also, the Tarform can attain a top speed of 152km an hour.
Gogoro Smartscooter S2 Adventure
By the name, it is clear what the Gogoro Smartscooter S2 Adventure is capable of. In short, this is one of the toughest scooters out there one can buy. Sadly this is not available in the Indian markets. The Smartscooter S2 boasts of a long suspension-travel with a hint of off-road capabilities.
Motor 7.6kW Power 10.18hp Range 110kms Top-Speed 92 kmph Charging Time (Wall Charger)
(0-100%) 2.5 Hours
By the looks of it, it is clear that this is scooter is built to last. But it’s not always the aesthetics, so here is what the Gogoro Smartscooter packs. On the power front, a 7.6kW motor powers this rugged scooter. But what about the battery? Well, the company has not officially revealed the data.